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Gun bill would affect local schools

January 26, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Jan. 27, 2016   Whitewater Unified School District (WUSD) Administrator Eric Runez says there’s very little tolerance for those who choose to bring firearms near their schools, but a state bill proposed earlier this month to allow concealed-carry to occur on public sch...

Listening session to be held at UC

December 8, 2015

Information compiled by Kimberly Wethal Dec. 9, 2015   Rep. Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton) said he finds going to non-traditional listening session locations around his constituent area gives him a “new perspective” from people who normally wouldn’t think to contact him. The UW-Whitewate...

Commencement speaker finds she has what it takes to succeed

December 8, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Dec. 9, 2015   While her lungs may not have been working the day Fernanda Contreras was supposed to apply to be the commencement speaker for this semester’s ceremony, she said, her heart was. After being given permission to submit her application the next Monday, Contre...

‘Pray for Paris:’ UW-Whitewater students gather in solidarity for Paris, other nations

November 17, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 18, 2015   The UW-W campus mourned those who were impacted in the Paris terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 during the Peace for Paris event in Hyland Hall on Monday. While the main topic of the gathering was to grieve the 129 people who died in the attacks on French soil, sen...

Students, faculty gather to celebrate dean of students’ life

November 17, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 18, 2015   Warhawk Marching Band director Glenn Hayes never wears his purple sportcoat away from the football field, but he broke his own rule last week for Mary Beth Mackin. “I believe our friend would approve and smile,” Hayes wrote in a note that Chancellor...

UW-Whitewater appoints interim dean of students

November 17, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 18, 2015   For associate director of University Housing Terry Tumbarello, being appointed interim dean of students on Nov. 10 was “bittersweet.” While Tumbarello said he was appreciative UW-Whitewater faculty have taken notice of his hard work and the effort ...

Grants mean books for kids

November 11, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 11, 2015 It’s the mission of two teachers at UW-Whitewater’s Children’s Center  to make books a part of daily life – and now a monetary grant is making that mission possible. Childcare teachers and UW-Whitewater alumni Jenna Kenny and Elizabeth Backes, each re...

University faculty, staff learn how to handle crisis-type situations

University faculty, staff learn how to handle crisis-type situations

November 10, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 11, 2015   Faculty “are not helpless." That’s the message UW-Whitewater Police Services Department Officer Kelsey Servi’s gave to faculty and staff in attendance at the Active Shooter Training seminar last Wednesday afternoon. The seminar focused on the steps of ...

Ohio fake IDs found at local bars

Ohio fake IDs found at local bars

November 10, 2015

By Jordan Moser Nov. 11, 2015 Curt Patrick, general manager of Pumpers and Mitchell’s, has witnessed his fair share of antics serving bar patrons over the years. However, the latest incidences at local bars have him and other area bartenders and security employees becoming more cautious about f...

Buffer for water feature considered: Zone would prevent activities, ads from being close to water fountain

Buffer for water feature considered: Zone would prevent activities, ads from being close to water fountain

November 10, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 11, 2015 Concerns were raised by students orgs during a discussion occurring in the past weeks about the future of the Minneiska Springs water feature located outside the University Center along the Wyman Mall.. The discussion, which took place at the first Campus Landscap...

Campus mourns dean of students: Dean Mary Beth Mackin died due to natural causes this weekend

November 10, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 11, 2015   UW-Whitewater lost a “passionate and dedicated Warhawk” this week, Chancellor Beverly Kopper said announcing the loss of  Dean of Students Mary Beth Mackin, who died on Saturday, Nov. 7. A long-time employee of UW-W, Mackin was 57 and her death is lis...

Second Title IX complaint for UW-W: Student files lawsuit against UW-W following assault

November 10, 2015

Compiled by Kimberly Wethal Nov. 11, 2015   The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is facing its second Title IX complaint in 18 months after a sexual assault survivor filed a federal lawsuit in July earlier this year. The information about the most recent federal lawsuit filed with the Departm...

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